Wednesday, 21 December 2011

So after a month of pattern cutting...

Coming home from uni means finishing the first month of pattern cutting, and this is what I have to show for it...
We were set research work alongside learning the basics of pattern cutting, to design a mini collection, focusing on the skirt. I chose to look at various aspects of the 1920's including Soviet costume and then went through several toiles before a few nights of very little sleep, to finish everything before the deadline. Fortunately no massive disasters and this is how it turned out, still not quite perfect but it's close!
These are also a few of my illustrations for the mini collection, I don't confess to be much of an illustrator, but it's better than they were a few months ago...hopefully I will get there one day!

©Keziah Newlove

©Keziah Newlove

©Keziah Newlove

©Keziah Newlove

John Stezaker

White Chapel Gallery
Arriving home, it's been so nice to have all my things around again. I have spent the afternoon under my bed pulling out old magazines finding 'inspiration' slightly less interesting than a cupboard that leads to Narnia but hopefully this rummaging will keep me going for a while at least.... I also stumbled across this, a postcard I brought excitedly whilst in Amsterdam last year, after seeing it on a blog months beforehand, stupidly not writing it down and didn't find it again until I was in the shop at the Stedelijk Museum. It's now happily residing on my wall, really love Stezaker's art.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Saying goodbye to Bath tomorrow, Christmas is FINALLY here!!!

©Keziah Newlove

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The field of light.

Cobwebs have built up, and after far too long of neglecting, I break the silence with the most beautiful installation, which I visited tonight, finally managing to get out of the studio or away from my desk for a few hours.

Bruce Munro has installed this piece in the grounds of the Holburne Museum in Bath, to stunning effect.  His concept was first installed at the Eden project in 2009, visiting various locations including the V&A, and in a 10 acre display at Long Knoll Field in Wiltshire.

It will be at the Holburne Museum until the 8th of January and well worth a visit if you are in the area, for want of a better word, it really is magical.

Photos: ©Keziah Newlove

Friday, 14 October 2011

Carven s/s 2012

Drawing using illustrator/photoshop

So after becoming a blogging hermit for the past 3 weeks, here's a quick post of a show that I really loved during Paris fashion week. I haven't seen much of the label Carven before but was really taken with this collection. The tailoring, silhouettes and popping prints are presented with a playfulness that really intrigues me.  I really like the way Guillaume Henry has used a cheeky edge and I'm particularly in love with his brighter printed pieces of the collection, which attracted me into looking at the collection in the first place.  
Carven S/S 2012

Carven S/S 2012
Carven S/S 2012

Carven S/S 2012

Carven S/S 2012

Carven S/S 2012

All images courtesy of

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Charlotte Taylor

So im crazy busy packing and sewing at the moment-so much so that blogging out LFW and all the exciting things happening at the moment has taken a massive back seat, however one thing i HAVE to cover for the time being at least is Charlotte Taylors S/S 2012 collection.  I have completely loved her pieces since early this year when i discovered her gorgeous prints, design and use of colour. 

All Images from Charlotte Taylor's Blog

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Prints, Prints, Prints....

So I've been crazy busy the past few days, trying to get my summer project done, and it seems I can no longer design without designing prints and my trip to Ghana has really inspired here's a bit of a sneak peak of the things I've been designing and trying to put into reality using my current minimal supplies, for my S/S 2012 look :)



©Keziah Newlove 

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Kirsty Ward S/S 2012

Kirsty Ward S/S 2011

I first came across Kirsty Ward on Young British Designers with her S/S 2011 collection. She definitely has her own signature style, and although she isn't taking to the catwalk this September, her S/S 2012 collection is set to continue with her structured boning creating some gorgeous silhouettes and layering.  

Kirsty Ward S/S 2011
This year she has been inspired by a mundane mix of officewear, stationary, menswear detailing and suspended layering.” and I really like the sneak peak that has been put up on Vauxhaul Fashion Scout.  It's heavier than the opaque fabrics that Kirsty Ward has used in her previous collections and I think it works really well, especially with the continuation of her unique jewellery designs. Her  collection will be presented on a static stand with a film and I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one to hope she releases it onto her website.   

Kirsty Ward S/S 2012 on Vauxhaul Fashion Scout 

S/S 2012 on Amelia's Magazine

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Acne collaboration with Daniel Silver

With decades of history surrounding collaborations with artists and fashion designers, the Swedish brand Acne and the sculptor Daniel Silver have given the world of fashion another exciting partnership.  The minimalist Swedish brand is set to inject colour into winter ’11 with tribal inspired contemporary print’s for womenswear and menswear.  I can't wait to see the 60 piece capsule collection, which comes out this October.

Style by kling

Thursday, 8 September 2011

So what better time to start writing than the end of one of the most amazing trips of my life, and the imminent fashion weeks ahead!? I've spent the last month in Ghana Volunteering for an NGO fairtrade organisation called Global Mama's, in a tiny rural town, with no hot water, no cups of tea and the most incredible sea view I've ever had.  Despite a month of little sleep, I loved the time I spent in Ghana.  I've been designing and printing during my time in Prampram and adjusting back to Western life is proving harder than I thought! Now though, its time to get on with the projects I've been 'lucky' enough to be given in preparation for starting Fashion Design BA at Bath Spa, in a matter of weeks.

Eating breakfast on the balcony

 Batik Printing in Prampram

Wearing our matching Global Mama's 'pants'
Sunset walk along the Prampram beach

Boti Falls
Cape Coast

 Cape Coast market sellers, handmade shoes